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Heavy Montréal 2018

Heavy Montreal is one of North America’s best loud rock festivals, possibly the best.  The 2018 lineup has been announced.  A diverse lineup of commercial hard rock, grindcore, doom, thrash, death and traditional metal – July 28 and 29th in Montreal.  See you there!  Stay tuned to the Talking Metal podcast and for more […]

New Releases Out Today 2/23/2018 – Nick Oliveri, Shiraz Lane, Black Wizard & Much More

Here are are some new loud rock albums that drop today. Shiraz Lane – Carnival Days This band has been extremely busy throughout 2017 composing, producing and recording their second album in collaboration with the Swedish producer Per Aldeheim (Def Leppard, Soilwork, Lambretta).  Fun and solid commercial hard rock.  Check it out.   Nick Oliveri – […]

Talking Metal 734 Lepond, Tecchio & McMaster

On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl interviews Mike Lepond (Symphony X) and Alan Tecchio (Hades / Watchtower) about their new release Pawn and Prophecy by Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins. Check out Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins on Facebook: This episode also features an interview with vocalist Jason McMaster. Topics include Howling Sycamore, Ignitor, […]